Virtual Indie Craft Fair Vendor Spots

VICFI know that many of our readers maintain their own websites and Etsy shops selling some pretty awesome craft goodness, so I wanted to share this opportunity with you here because I love the event and space is very limited.

The Virtual Indie Craft Fair is put together by Crissy Herron over at Indie Biz Chicks and it’s a great place to get some visibility for your handmade products. (Crissy is fantastic at promotion!)

For the next few days only you can get a lifetime permanent spot in the craft fair for only $50 – that’s a pretty awesome deal. Each virtual craft booth will have a description of your business and up to five photos included.

Counted Wishes Online Festival Spring 2012

March 15-21, 2012

The Counted Wishes Festival offers:

-An exciting Cross Stitch “virtual” show for stitchers
-Many new releases, seen there for the first time
-Easy shopping at your computer
-Unique designs not readily found in other places [Read more…]

Cross Stitch Pattern Clubs are Coming!

The new year will bring lots of new things here at Stitching the Night Away. There will be more free cross stitch patterns, more book reviews, more fun and inspiring ideas, more interviews with the stitching community. We’re also going to have pattern clubs!

The first pattern club to open up will be the ornament pattern club, starting in January. The basic plan is that there will be ornament patterns sent to the group each month, I haven’t decided if we’ll do one ornament or two ornaments per month yet. The patterns that go out to the pattern club will be exclusive to those groups and not posted on the site. Pattern club members will also get some extra special bonuses and goodies.
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Counted Wishes Cross Stitch Festival for Fall 2011

September 15-21, 2011

The Counted Wishes Festival offers:

-An exciting Cross Stitch “virtual” show for stitchers
-Many new releases, seen here for the first time
-Easy shopping at your computer
-Unique designs not readily found in other places
-Direct contact with Designers to purchase
-Show Specials
-Grand Prizes
-A Goodie Bag Page
-Fun Games to play
This session also features a Cyber-Class on Hardanger by Linda K. Reinmiller of Heart Work From My Hand.

What a great time to stock up on your early Christmas gifts- either to stitch for others or treat yourself to something nice…

I’ll see you there!
Happy Stitching :)
Loretta

Stitched QR Codes and a Stitching Challenge

I came across this on Flickr and thought it was certainly worth mentioning, a cross stitched QR code. (QR codes are those square graphics that look like a funky bar code, which you can scan with your smartphone and it will take you to a website or a specific page of information.)

Modern falvédő
Photo attribution: csaga on Flickr

Then later making rounds on Facebook I noticed some more talk about QR codes being stitched and used in textile art. The geek in me is overjoyed at the concept! [Read more…]

Weekend Stitch Alongs on Facebook!

Hey stitchy blog readers :) I just wanted to drop a quick note here on the blog to let you know that we have weekend stitch alongs over on the Facebook community page. It’s fun to see what everyone else is working on and help each other get through the frogs and tangled floss. Join us if you’re stitching this weekend!

Happy Stitching!
Loretta

Counted Wishes Cross Stitch Festival Feb. 1 – 7

The Counted Wishes Festival is a unique Needle Arts online show featuring a wide variety of artwork from many independent Cross Stitch Designers.

This round of the festival runs today through February 7th and you’ll find new designs, awesome free cross stitch patterns, special discount offers from designers, a virtual goodie bag, and there’s even a giveaway!

So, what’s going on at this virtual stitching festival?

Janet Perry is teaching a Cyber Class on Mondrian Memories, Her registration date has passed, but you can check back for the next Cyber-Class that will be happening for August 1st round of the festival.

The Goodie Bag Page has sample gift designs that stitchers can take home, much like a goodie bag from a retreat. Grand Prizes for the giveaway will be chosen from the festival’s Newsletter list.

During the Festival many designers offer Show Specials on their own websites for lots of stitchy savings!

Happy Stitching!
Kind Regards,
Loretta

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